Broughton Hall Catholic High School - Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

We want all students to achieve the best that they can be

Our aim is to help each and every pupil to develop to their full potential, bearing in mind their individual needs and abilities. We recognise, that all children are different and may have very different needs.

    The four broad areas of need are:
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Sensory/ Physical Need
  • or a combination of these needs.

The school operates the 'graduated approach' to the identification of students with Special Educational Needs and Disability. The subject teachers will use a four step model; Assess, Plan, Do, Review, taking into account the views of the student and their parents. Evidence of individual performance based on learning outcomes will lead to intervention being put in place. If the student requires further additional intervention the SENDCO will observe lessons and give advice. Where necessary, parents and students will be invited to have a consultation with the Educational Psychologist.

In the SEND department we believe that the relationship between parents and school is essential to ensure our cohort make good progress. We liaise with parents across all stages of their child's learning journey to guarantee they are well informed of their child's academic progress and overall wellbeing. Students identified as having Special Educational Needs and/or Disability have a pupil passport for all members of staff to access and plan work accordingly. These are reviewed each term to ensure students are supported as their needs change and develop. There are Annual Reviews for Students with Educational Health Care Plans as well as those who received High Needs Top Up funding. The SEND department work tirelessness with families to ensure they have the support and understanding of their child's needs enabling them to overcome barriers to learning.

The SEND department work alongside curriculum leaders to ensure that their curriculum is inclusive and ambition for all. Each department have an evidence informed approach which allow them to adapt their practise to meet the specific needs of our students. We support teachers to secure quality first teaching, through quality assurance.

Due to the Covid - 19 pandemic, the following amendments have been made:

  • Teaching assistants are phoning parents to discuss SEND needs once a term to ensure SEND pupils feel supported in school and a communication log is kept so concerns can be discussed.

  • If a bubble is sent to home to isolate, Teaching Assistants attached to the Year group will email the SEND students to offer support with work while they are at home. Teaching Assistants are able to edit and break down to support pupils. Our teaching assistants have been trained to use TEAMs so will be able to offer 1:1 support to students at home and join in on subject lessons to support students.

  • If a bubble is sent to home to isolate, Teaching Assistants attached to the Year group will email the SEND students to offer support with work while they are at home. Teaching Assistants are able to edit and break down to support pupils. Our teaching assistants have been trained to use TEAMs so will be able to offer 1:1 support to students at home and join in on subject lessons to support students.

  • Our Teaching Assistants have access to PPE as they work within their Year bubbles rather than at a 2m distance. They are able to support students in their classes with Time Outs and help students return to class.



As a parent/guardian, what do I do if I have a concern about how my child's special needs are being supported?

At Broughton Hall Catholic High School each subject teacher is a teacher of SEN. If you have a concern regarding your child's progress or the support that she is given, start with her subject teacher.

If you feel that the response has been inadequate, you can contact the Head of Subject.

The person with responsibility for the operation of special needs with the school are as follows;

SENDCO - Mrs H Marteau - roseh@broughtonhall.com

Assistant SENDCO - Miss S Jackson - jacksons@broughtonhall.com

They can be contacted by phone (0151-5419481) or by email. Lastly, as a parent your ultimate recourse is with the Headteacher (Mr. Preston). At Broughton Hall Catholic High School we can assure you that the matter raised will be treated with the utmost respect and seriousness and dealt with in a timely fashion.

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